About Liqueurs from Ireland

About Liqueurs from Ireland
Irish whiskey is almost as famous as the single malts from Scotland. The marketing point for most Irish whiskeys is that they are triple distilled, making them ultra smooth (most Scotch is double distilled). There are various types, ranging from blended to single pot still to single malt. A typical Irish whiskey has flavors of smoked peat, honey and even notes of dried fruit and blossoms. The finish is long and spicy, often with notes of oak and hints of pepper. Some examples are aged in sherry barrels and display more of a roasted nut and toffee character. Irish whiskeys are very popular with consumers in the US market. There is also a few distillers in Ireland that distill vodka and gin.

Top Picks for Ireland

Liqueurs

Sheelin White Chocolate Liqueur
93 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Opaque clear color. Bold, attractive, creamy toasty aromas of white chocolate smore and dulce de leche gelato with a creamy, soft, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, delightful, long sweet cream and frosted cake finish. A delicious and layered white chocolate cream liqueur.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Merrys Irish Cream Liqueur
92 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Creamy, sweaty aromas and flavors of pistachio cookie, caramel gelato, nougat, and cheese with a creamy, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-length sweet cream, spumoni gelato, and spiced nuts finish. A very tasty, well balanced Irish cream liqueur.
92 points $10.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature Irish Cream Liqueur
92 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Bright, creamy, spicy aromas and flavors of nougat, spiced nuts, and mocha gelato with a creamy, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length creme brulee, pecan pie a la mode, and milk chocolate finish. A delicious, vibrant, and well balanced cream liqueur.
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Fennelly’s Cappuccino Cream Liqueur
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Bold, nutty aromas and flavors of roasted pecans, chocolate espresso bean, and dark toasted fruitcake with a silky, soft, sweet medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long tiramisu and mocha whipped cream finish. A very tasty tiramisu-like cream liqueur.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Kavanagh Irish Cream Liqueur
91 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Creamy slivery straw color. Bright, creamy, nutty aromas of nougat, butter pecan cream, and delicate spice with a silky, soft, sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long whipped cream in hot cocoa, mocha java, and granola finish. A delicious and inviting cream liqueurs with a nice whisky base.
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
90 points
Opaque creamy milk chocolate color. Creamy aromas of coffee creamer packet, chocolate marshmallow, and sugar daddy candy with a creamy, bright, very sweet medium-full body and a seamless, medium-length cow tail candy, dairy creme, vanilla taffy, and chocolate silk pie filling finish. A chocolatey, creamy treat that won’t let you down.
Brady’s Irish Cream Liqueur
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Creamy opaque dark taupe color. Sweet aromas of cocoa powder, vanilla icing, rice flour cookies, butterscotch pudding, and cream cheese frosting with a creamy, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-length fresh-baked cinnamon sugar soft pretzel and chocolate genache finish. A tasty cream liqueur with a fresh-baked chocolatey appeal.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Michael’s Celtic Irish Cream Liqueur
87 points
$17.88
Creamy manila color. Creamy, nutty aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, vanilla peanut fudge, caramel, and coconut with a creamy, soft, sweet medium body and a seamless, captivating, medium-length egg custard, cream, fruit cake, and pepper finish. A nice cream liqueur for holiday festivities.
87 points $17.88
Old Tom Horan Irish Cream Liqueur
87 points
$17.88
Creamy khaki beige color. Creamy aromas of caramelized nuts, powdered milk, pepper dust, and cheese danish with a glycerous, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, breezy fruity caramel, cookies and ice cream, milk, and hint of marzipan finish. A solid cream liqueur.
87 points $17.88
Cormac Irish Cream Liqueur
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Light brown color. Creamy aromas of coconut confection, malted milk ball, chocolate candy, and toffee with a creamy, soft, very sweet medium body and a graceful, crisp toasted almond, coffee yogurt, and Neapolitan ice cream finish. A creamy, confected liqueur to spike coffee and hot chocolate.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy